All About Fairview, NJ

The car accident lawyers in Fairview, NJ at Garden State Justice Group would like to share some of the highlights of the neighborhood.


The borough of Fairview is situated in the southeastern section of Bergen County in the state of New Jersey. The 544-acre borough is just south of Grantwood and north of Racetrack Section and Bergenwood. The Hackensack River and Wolf Creek help to create the western border separating the neighborhood from Ridgefield. Some of the main roadways through the town include Fairview Avenue, Bergen Boulevard, Bergenwood Road, and Anderson Avenue. 


Initially, the area was referred to as The English Neighborhood and was part of the Township of Ridgefield. It was settled by the Dutch as early as 1668.

In 1866, Simon Douglas, a former slave, settled in the area. He established the Horseshoeing Shop in the southern end of the town. He claimed to be one of the first to vote. The area grew to a population of 410 residents by 1889 and included the following:

  • the General Store - owned by David MacDonald
  • a Grocery - owned by E. A. Wragg
  • Dr. Grapple's Druggist
  • John Mikkelson's Bakery
  • Dan Kelly's Hotel
  • an Ice Cream Parlor - owned by George Martin

In December of 1894, the area was officially incorporated into a borough under the Bergen County Judge James M. Van Valen. The first meeting was held in the old Borough Hall located on the corner of Probst and Sedore Avenues. The first mayors included:

  • 1894-1905 - Ephraim Ayres
  • 1908-1909 - Taylor Hurley
  • 1910-1911 - Theodore Voght
  • 1912-1921 - Charles Lyons


The area is home to the Jewish cemetery, Mount Moriah Cemetery, located in the northwestern section of the borough. The cemetery is over 100 years old, one of the oldest in the country, and offers burials to those of the Jewish faith. 

Another historical gem in the neighborhood is the family-owned candy shop, Krause's Homemade Candies. The shop was established over 70 years ago and now has two locations, one in the neighborhood and one in Paterson. In addition to their novelty and gift shop, they offer an assortment of sweets that include: 

  • chocolate covered strawberries
  • chocolate lollipops
  • licorice
  • gummies 
  • candied fruit 


The population of the borough was 13,835 as of 2010. This count consisted of 4,853 households and 3,256 families. It was an increase of 4.4% following a substantial increase of 23.5% from 1990 to 2000. The racial makeup of the townspeople was the following:

  • 66.40% white 
  • 2.94% African American
  • 54.63% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.66% Native American
  • 4.63% Asian
  • 0.03% Pacific Islander
  • 19.66% other races
  • 5.68% two or more races

As many as 54.52% of the residents were born outside of the United States. The most common language spoken in the area is Spanish; other languages include English and Arabic. Aside from the large population of Hispanic or Latino residents, the neighborhood's cultural makeup consists of the following ancestries: 

  • Italian
  • Irish
  • German
  • Egyptian
  • Croatian

The median income per household for the borough was $43,341 in 2010. This was a slight increase from $40,393 in 2000. The area has a large portion of its population employed as construction workers or builders. The breakdown of the remaining occupations held by the employed people include: 

  • 9.50% office and administrative support roles
  • 9.43% management positions
  • 8.20% sales and service occupations

Read on: An Abridged History of North Bergen, NJ

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